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Richard Hammond’s Comments From The Latest Grand Tour Episode Are The Show’s Most Controversial Yet

If you saw The Grand Tour’s first Christmas special titled “Happy Finnish Christmas” then you probably saw one of the best film segments ever filmed in The Grand Tour (and also Top Gear if you asked us). However, there were a lot of awkward moments that we considered to be “filler” just to fill the one-hour show. One of those moments is now at the center of another Grand Tour controversy.

During the show where they discussed the Volvo’s cream white interior and how no one should be eating sweet treats in the car, Richard Hammond had made a comment about how he didn’t eat ice cream because he was heterosexual.

Hammond: “It’s all right, I don’t eat ice cream. It’s something to do with being straight. What? What?”

Clarkson: “Are you saying everyone who likes ice cream… You’re saying all children are homosexual?”

Hammond: “No, but. There’s nothing wrong with it, but a grown man eating an ice cream, you know, it’s a bit, it’s that way rather than that way.”

Clarkson: “Welcome to the inside of Richard Hammond’s head”

Hammond: “I’m right. I can’t believe you can’t see that. It’s easy. It’s in front of you.”

Watch the recorded clip below as tweeted by a viewer:

This strange comment felt completely out of place and we are curious as to why they even included it in their “Conversation Street.” After the show many took to Twitter to share their displeasure with the show:

Old Top Gear was never short on controversy. They were so controversial that they had put their own and their crew’s lives at risk, just take a look at when they visited the United States and Argentina. Now with The Grand Tour as their platform they’ve been generating more controversy as per the status quo. They managed to anger plenty of animal rights activists with their “Enviro-Mental” and “Moroccan Roll” episodes, while they Amazon Prime also avoided major controversy by censoring a gigantic portion out of The Grand Tour for the airing in India.

It’ll be interesting to see how The Grand Tour responds to this, if at all. Jeremy Clarkson has mentioned before that now that he’s on the internet that he won’t be able to get fired, referencing his previous firing from the BBC after punching his producer over a lack of hot meal. Now that we are halfway through the maiden Grand Tour season, we’re curious what other controversies are being brewed up for the second half.

(Source: Twitter)

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  1. The fact is these 3 men as a team are mens internment that’s why so many people fallow them no matter what show there doing the fact is people just like to nag nag nag no matter what show it is no matter what it’s about even coronation Street does a story people nag that’s why they have to put up the help line after .the show but at the same time if you don’t want to watch something because you know what’s coming then it’s not hard to change the channel but people don’t do that they watch till the end then cry about it witch is just pure childish

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